Archaeotechnician (m/f/d) in Paleoanthropology

Stellenausschreibung Ref. #10-22002

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft f ür Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the Leibniz Association and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. SGN conducts natural history research with almost 800 employees and research institutions in six federal states, and is also custodian of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Messel. At the site of Tübingen in Baden Württemberg the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (HEP) offers historical flair in a university town with numerous local recreation possibilities.

The Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment located in Tübingen is seeking to fill a position in the context of a parental leave and invites applications for the position of an:

Archaeotechnician (m/f/d) in paleoanthropology (full-time position)

Your tasks
• Independent planning and execution of all work steps of a Paleolithic, international, archaeological excavation (incl. organization of staff, budget planning, logistics).
• Setting up of the excavation grid with the help of specialized equipment (e.g. total station), processing of the excavation and documentation and processing and determination of finds.
• Documentation of results in databases and preparation of results and finds for digital long- term archiving
• Statistical evaluations of the archaeological material
• Writing of a technical as well as scientific excavation report
• Desired: Photogrammetric evaluation of the results of the discovered material at the excavation site with the help of image processing software
• Support of the scientific staff in the preparation of scientific publications and presentation of the results of paleontological and archaeological excavation material

Your profile
• Training as an archaeotechnician or excavation technician. A university degree (preferably FH-Diplom / Bachelor) in excavation technology or archaeology or a degree as a certified excavation technician according to the Frankfurt model or a university degree in prehistory and early history and/or medieval archaeology or a comparable field of ancient history
• Desired: several years of professional experience as an excavation technician
• Experience in planning and execution of paleontological and paleolithic archaeological excavations
• Confident command of modern excavation and surveying techniques such as tacheometry, GPS, 2D and 3D, etc., as well as proficient handling of the Adiuvabit database and the relevant EDP including Office applications
• Experience in the use of databases and in the digital documentation and analysis of paleontological and archaeological material
• Knowledge of excavation guidelines and occupational health and safety guidelines
• Good knowledge of English
• Physical resilience appropriate to the activity (use on construction sites)
• Distinct ability to work in a team and persevering readiness for action as well high flexibility
• Driving license class B and willingness to drive an excavation bus in international traffic

What is awaiting you?
• an attractive and challenging job in a globally recognized research institution
• the possibility to build and extend your network with scientists at an international level
• flexible working hours – annual special payment – a family -conscious personnel policy (“audit berufundfamilie”) – Senckenberg badge for free admission to all Senckenberg museums – annual special payment (according to TV-L) – company pension plan

Place of Employment: Tübingen

Working hours: Full-time (100%; 39,5 hours/week)

Contract duration: within the scope of a parental leave representation until March 2023

Salary: E 9 TV-L

Senckenberg aims to increase the proportion of women. Qualified female candidates are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Senckenberg is certified by the “audit berufundfamilie”. Compliance with the guidelines for the severely disabled and the provisions of the law on part-time work is guaranteed.

You would like to apply?
You are requested to send your application documents (letter of motivation, CV, complete training and work references), mentioning the reference of this job announcement (ref. #10-22002) until September 25th, 2022 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) to or apply directly on our homepage via the online application form.

For scientific enquiries please feel free to contact Frau Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati